Beware: Scammer 'clients' are back Special Events has learned of a new scammer scheme, where an email that claims to have come from a man in Great Britain asks about booking a visit to the U.S. in February. The solicitation is reminiscent of a fraudulent "bandit bride" wedding scheme from a few years ago that targeted planners with bogus cashier's checks. If you receive a questionable email, please send it here

'Vintage' floral is top wedding trend Vintage, "homey" design is the hottest trend in wedding floral, according to the latest online poll from Special Events. Some 39 percent of respondents put vintage floral in the top spot, followed by floral with added elements such as jewels and feathers (30 percent); classic, Old World looks (19 percent); and modern, structured arrangements (12 percent) …

SITE hands out 2012 Crystal awards The Society of Incentive Travel Executives honored outstanding work in the incentive industry at its international conference in Beijing last week; our sister publications group, MeetingsNet, has the full story here.